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"3rd good to have you with us. We begin today with climate change a top priority in President Biden's administration. Ah, huge problem to tackle to be sure, but there is some low hanging fruit, some relatively easy fixes that do have bipartisan support. Case in point today, the Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule to phase down the use of HFCs hydrofluorocarbons. These are chemical refrigerants and products we use every day and they do a lot of damage to the climate. Marketplaces. Kimberly Adams gets us started. The EPA in line with the law, passed late last year, wants to reduce the production and importation of HFCS by about 85% before 2035 Dan Lashof is the U. S director of the World Resource is Institute HFCS, he says they're super pollutants used in refrigeration. Mostly that can have thousands of times the global warming impact of carbon dioxide and says Lashof, citing EPA is numbers. The net benefits of this rule are expected to be about $280 billion through 2050, and that's mostly from reducing global warming impacts. But some of those benefits are from improved efficiency of the new refrigerants and everyday things. David Doniger is with the natural resource is defense counsel HF Caesar and refrigerators air in the air conditioner of your car there inform installations that you might find in the wall. The House and Doniger says most consumers won't really notice the transition kind of like when we phased out CFC's chemicals that damage the ozone layer. We've gone through two generations of these refrigerant changes already, and you can't see the difference in the price of new air conditioners and the industry is on board knowing the plan, even if they'd like some tweaks allows them to plan Helen Walter Taryn Oni is with the Air conditioning, heating and refrigeration Institute. There's been an estimate of 39,000 jobs will be created with the face down of HFCs because all those systems will eventually need to be replaced. And someone has to manufacture the next generation refrigerants. I think that no matter which side of the coin, you look at it, it's kind of a win all around. And you know what? These days. Let's just take the win in Washington. I'm Kimberly Adams for marketplace. In the housing news. Mortgage delinquencies are way down as of last week, more than 91% of homeowners had made their April payment the largest share in any month during the pandemic so far That's the latest from mortgage data firm Black Knight. It's yet another sign of the improving economy and the impact of pandemic relief checks. But beneath the headline numbers are some stark disparities. Marketplaces. Amy Scott has more Back in November, Brooke Lauren and her husband paused their mortgage payments. She's a home school teacher and crypto currency trader and Colorado Springs. He'd been out of work for several months and then found a low paying job in HR. We're making late payments so rather than pay $50 a month Late fees every month. He just did it for barracks for three months. Then in March, just as therefore, Barents was about to expire. Their pandemic relief check arrived when her husband found a higher paying job that came in just at the right time. We're actually stood for doing pretty well because he's got two jobs and propels doing pretty well. Tooth Lauren Story is in some ways the story of the economy right now. Andy Waldon with Black Knight credits the combination of government stimulus, a stronger job market and a typical seasonal bump in people's pocketbooks from tax refunds and bonuses. Walden says two thirds of homeowners who were in for parents plans at some point over the past 12 months have now left them over 40% of those homeowners or re performing. Another 15% of paid off their mortgages go through selling their home or through refinancing their mortgage. That leaves more than two million mortgages still in for parents, and the improvement hasn't been equal. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia found that last month 11% of black homeowners were in for parents compared to just 4.5% of white homeowners. Leanne Adams is with Neighbor Works America, a nonprofit housing and community development group. She says black homeowners could be at higher risk of foreclosure when for parents protections expire. We know from the last crisis that black homeowners were really disproportionately impacted. And she says it took longer for them to recover. I may be Scott for marketplace. On Wall Street today. I'm not saying it's inflation. I'm on Lee, saying Rising prices are leading some companies to record profits. Good amount of green out there today. Details when we do the numbers News today that Verizon is selling Yahoo and AOL well to the private equity firm Apollo Global Management for $5 billion in cash and stocks. That's about four billion less than Verizon paid for those two companies. Not all.

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"refrigeration institute" Discussed on KQED Radio

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04:41 min | 1 year ago

"refrigeration institute" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Several days of delay and a lot of back and forth, President Trump signed the $900 Billion Cove in 19 relief package. But the president's delay has caused a lot of confusion about how some of the elements of that relief package will be distributed. Marketplaces Mitchell Hartman is here to help explain a Mitchell I can't really get to be here. So Mitchell by signing this on Sunday, the president let a couple of federal pandemic unemployment benefit programs expire briefly. Why is this one day gap such a big deal? Well, John. Most benefits are paid on a weekly basis. And when President Trump signed the relief bill yesterday this week had already begun. So it looks like none of the benefits could be given for the week when the bill actually became law. And people were thinking that meant 20 million people would go without the federal jobless benefit extension and the benefit for gig workers and the $300 a week top up Ernie to desk E, an economist at Evercore IAS. I told me that could have meant nine or $10 billion in lost relief just for this one week. Could have meant $10 billion. So what actually happened? Well, the rumor mill was chilling was turning that is to say, you know, many, maybe some of the states could figure out workarounds. Then this afternoon, the New Jersey Labor Department tweeted that no one in the two federal pandemic programs will lose a week a benefits, after all, because of guidance it got from the federal Labor Department and the Federal Labor Department didn't Answer our calls. Michelle Nevermore at the National Employment Law Project, says she's starting to see this today from other states as well. Very quickly before I let you go. Mitchell, What does that mean for this week? Well for this week, it looks like people will be able to simply ask for the benefit that they've been getting the technically did expire, And in addition, they should be starting to get the $300 a week benefit that everyone on unemployment is getting. It may take a couple weeks. We know the state systems aren't great at Killing these benefits out, especially when they change, But everyone eventually should get back pay that they're entitled to. Thanks Mitchell and buried in that economic relief package is also an effort to address climate change. It's a plan to phase out a type of refrigerant that's in many home and industrial air conditioners. These chemicals are known as H F sees and by some measures they trapped far more heat in the atmosphere than CEO to marketplaces. Scott Tong reports on how this ended up in the big economic package. Whenever a polluting product it's phased out a cleaner one has to be sold by somebody. So now the refrigeration and air conditioning industry smells opportunity. This U. S policy syncs up with a global effort to move away from coolants, known as hydrofluorocarbons, or HF sees the creates a global market for alternative appliances. Andrew Light is a senior fellow at the World Resource is Institute. Research group, the global market. For refrigeration air conditioning units is going to grow like 4.5 times in the coming decades. That is if countries like China and India joined the phase out. Having it ratified an international agreement on this, and neither has the U. S. The incoming Biden administration wants to change that, as does the trade group, the Air conditioning, heating and refrigeration Institute. Here's the Institute's Samantha Slater, perhaps is the United States makes a move to do that. They're over 100 other countries who have already ratified so we feel perhaps we're a little bit behind and that will spur on some of the other. Major countries as well. This measure hits too sweet spots, the environment and jobs. Oh, Ben Lieberman at the Competitive Enterprise Institute finds it too good to be true, he says. Earth friendly coolants and a C units cost more. The losers in all of this will be home owner's car owners, as well as business owners like restaurants and supermarkets and convenience stores that have a lot of refrigeration equipment. Transition to new cooling units would occur over nearly three decades. I'm Scott Tong for Marketplace. On Wall Street today. Traders seem to like that the relief package was finally getting done. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. Our lives have been flipped upside down this year, and so much has changed that it could be hard to keep up with it all. So for a few minutes, we're going to look at what the past year has meant.

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"refrigeration institute" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

08:18 min | 1 year ago

"refrigeration institute" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"28 good to have you with us. After several days of delay and a lot of back and forth, President Trump signed the $900 Billion Cove in 19 relief package. But the president's delay has caused a lot of confusion about how some of the elements of that relief package will be distributed. Marketplaces Mitchell Hartman is here to help explain Hey, Mitchell. I can't really get to be here. So Mitchell by signing this on Sunday, the president let a couple of federal pandemic unemployment benefit programs expire briefly. Why is this one day gap such a big deal? Well, John. Most benefits are paid on a weekly basis. And when President Trump signed the relief bill yesterday this week had already begun. So it looks like none of the benefits could be given for the week when the bill actually became law and people were thinking that meant 20 million people would go without the federal jobless benefit extension and the benefit for gig workers and the $300 a week top up. Ernie Tudeski, an economist at Evercore IAS. I told me that could've meant nine or $10 billion in lost relief just for this one week. Could have meant $10 billion. So what actually happened? Well, the rumor mill was chilling was turning that is to say, you know, many, maybe some of the states could figure out workarounds. Then this afternoon, the New Jersey Labor Department tweeted that no one in the two federal pandemic programs will lose a week a benefits, after all, because of guidance it got from the federal Labor Department and the Federal Labor Department didn't Answer our calls. Michelle Nevermore at the National Employment Law Project, says she's starting to see this today from other states as well. Very quickly before I let you go, Mitchell. What does that mean for this week? Well for this week, it looks like people will be able to simply ask for the benefit that they've been getting the technically did expire. And in addition, they should be starting to get the $300 a week benefit that everyone on unemployment is getting. It may take a couple weeks. We know the state systems aren't great at getting these benefits out, especially when they change, but everyone eventually should get back pay that they're entitled to. Thanks Mitchell and buried in that economic relief package is also an effort to address climate change. It's a plan to phase out a type of refrigerant that's in many home and industrial air conditioners. These chemicals are known as H F sees and by some measures they trapped far more heat in the atmosphere than CEO to marketplaces. Scott Tong reports on how this ended up in the big economic package. Whenever a polluting product it's phased out a cleaner one has to be sold by somebody. So now the refrigeration and air conditioning industry smells opportunity. This U. S policy syncs up with a global effort to move away from coolants, known as hydrofluorocarbons, or HF sees the creates a global market for alternative appliances. Andrew Light is a senior fellow at the World Resource is Institute. Research group, The global market for refrigeration air conditioning units is going to grow like 4.5 times in the coming decades. That is if countries like China and India joined the phase out. Having it ratified an international agreement on this, and neither has the U. S. The incoming Biden administration wants to change that, as does the trade group, the Air conditioning, heating and refrigeration Institute. Here's the Institute's Samantha Slater, perhaps is the United States makes a move to do that. There are over 100, other countries who have already ratified so we feel perhaps we're a little bit behind and that will spur on some of the other. Major countries as well. This measure hits too sweet spots, the environment and jobs, though Ben Lieberman at the Competitive Enterprise Institute finds it too good to be true, he says. Earth friendly coolants and a C units cost more. Losers in all of this will be home owner's car owners, as well as business owners like restaurants and supermarkets and convenience stores that have a lot of refrigeration equipment. Transition to new cooling units would occur over nearly three decades. I'm Scott Tong for Marketplace. On Wall Street today. Traders seem to like that the relief package was finally getting done. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. Our lives have been flipped upside down this year, and so much has changed that it could be hard to keep up with it all. So for a few minutes, we're going to look at what the past year has meant for women. In this economy. We got ahold of to belly Cara's Ana. She covers the economy for the 19th news to belly welcome to the program. Thank you so much for having me. How are women doing in this economy at the beginning of this year, pre pandemic in the before times Well, if we can pause and think back to the before times, which feel like several eons away from us. Right before this pandemic started in December of 2019 women surpassed men as the majority of the labor force for only the second time in history. The only other time I had happened was during the great recession when so many men lost their jobs, that women actually surpassed them. And so we had reached a point right before all this started where that happened again and that had happened naturally through So much growth that was taking place for women in the labor force where they got to that 50 50.4% just edging out men. And then what happened? Well, then what happened was the start of this country's first female recession. And what that meant was that the jobs that really went away this year the vast majority where jobs that were held by women, and that was unusual that had never happened. This year. We're looking at retail hospitality, the care fields. Those were the job's not went away. And so that in about three months what we lost, we're about 11 million jobs held by women in this economy. On DeSoto. It started what we have when are still enduring to this day is this recession that has hit women so much harder than men? And there has been an enduring peace of this, which is the second part of it is this childcare crisis that we're also living in? I want to come back to the childcare crisis in a moment, But a lot of your writing has highlighted the fact that In this first ever she session. It's hitting women of color particularly hard. Can you talk about what that trend has looked like Yeah, that has been, you know, one of the saddest parts of this entire experience. If we look at unemployment, for example, it's just one measure. But unemployment for women peaked around like 15 15.5%, But for Latinas, it hit 20.2% for black women. It hit 16.5%. So much of that goes back to this occupational segregation that we talk about, sometimes where it's what are the fields that these folks are pushed into. And ultimately those fields are a lot of caregiving fields nursing health care. I mean, we we wrote a story recently about the first people to get vaccines across the country. We looked at every single state and in the vast majority two thirds you were looking at a woman and in most cases, you were looking at a woman of color. And so that I think spoke eons about these are the people who are most at risk. Can you talk about just this astronomical number of women leaving the workforce. Yeah, I think the Shocking number came to us in September when 865,000 women left the labor force and it was just so clear what had happened, You know school was back and school was back virtually And so you had all of these women who were at home and looking at this new school year they were just making a decision. And it was a difficult decision for a lot of women who said, I'm just going to quit my job. And care for my kids, because there's not there's no safety net for me right now..

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07:04 min | 1 year ago

"refrigeration institute" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Mid 19 relief package. But the president's delay has caused a lot of confusion about how some of the elements of that relief package will be distributed. Marketplaces. Mitchell Hartman is here to help explain. Hey, Mitchell. I can't really get to be here. So Mitchell by signing this on Sunday, the president let a couple of federal pandemic unemployment benefit programs expire briefly. Why is this one day gap such a big deal? Well, John. Most benefits are paid on a weekly basis. And when President Trump signed the relief bill yesterday this week had already begun. So it looks like none of the benefits could be given for the week when the bill actually became law and people were thinking that meant 20 million people would go without the federal jobless benefit extension and the benefit for gig workers and the $300 a week top up. Honey Tudeski, an economist at Evercore IAS. I told me that could have been nine or $10 billion in lost relief just for this one week. Could have meant $10 billion. So what actually happened? Well, the rumor mill was chilling was turning that is to say, you know, many, maybe some of the states could figure out workarounds. Then this afternoon, the New Jersey Labor Department tweeted that no one in the two federal pandemic programs will lose the week a benefits after all, because of guidance it got from the federal Labor Department and the Federal Labor Department didn't Answer our calls. Michelle Nevermore of the National Employment Law Project says she's starting to see this today from other states as well. Very quickly before I let you go, Mitchell, what does that mean for this week? Well for this week, it looks like people will be able to simply ask for the benefit that they've been getting the technically did expire, And in addition, they should be starting to get the $300 a week benefit that everyone on unemployment is getting. It may take a couple weeks. We know the state systems aren't great at Kidding. These benefits out, especially when they change, but everyone eventually should get back pay that they're entitled to. Thanks Mitchell and buried in that economic relief package is also an effort to address climate change. It's a plan to phase out a type of refrigerant that's in many home and industrial air conditioners. These chemicals are known as H F sees and by some measures they trapped far more heat in the atmosphere than CEO to marketplaces. Scott Tong reports on how this ended up in the big economic package. Whenever a polluting product it's phased out a cleaner one has to be sold by somebody. So now the refrigeration and air conditioning industry smells opportunity. This U. S policy syncs up with a global effort to move away from coolants, known as hydrofluorocarbons, or HF sees the Creator global Market for alternative appliances. Andrew Light is a senior fellow at the World Resource is Institute. Research group, the global market. For refrigeration air conditioning units is going to grow like 4.5 times in the coming decades. That is if countries like China and India joined the phase out. Having it ratified an international agreement on this, and neither has the U. S. The incoming Biden administration wants to change that, as does the trade group, the Air conditioning, heating and refrigeration Institute. Here's the Institute's Samantha Slater, perhaps is the United States makes a move to do that. They're over 100 other countries who have already ratified so we feel perhaps we're a little bit behind and that will spur on some of the other. Major countries as well. This measure is too sweet spots, the environment and jobs, though Ben Lieberman at the Competitive Enterprise Institute finds it too good to be true, he says. Earth friendly coolants and a C units cost more. The losers in all of this will be homeowners, car owners as well as business owners, like restaurants and supermarkets and convenience stores that have a lot of refrigeration equipment. Transition to new cooling units would occur over nearly three decades. I'm Scott Tong for Marketplace. On Wall Street today, traders seemed to like that the relief package was finally getting done. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. Our lives have been flipped upside down this year, and so much has changed that it could be hard to keep up with it all. So for a few minutes, we're going to look at what the past year has meant for women. In this economy. We got ahold of to belly Cara's Ana. She covers the economy for the 19th news to belly welcome to the program. Thank you so much for having me. How are women doing in this economy at the beginning of this year, pre pandemic in the before times Well, if we can pause and think back to the before times, which feel like several eons away from us right before this pandemic started in December of 2019 women surpassed men as the majority of the labor force for only the second time in history. The only other time I had happened was during the great recession when so many men lost their jobs that women actually surpassed them. And so we had reached a point right before all this started where that happened again, and that had happened naturally through so much growth that was taking place for women in the labor Force where they got to that 50 50.4% just edging out Men, and then what happened? Well, then what happened was the start of this country's first female recession. And what that meant was that the jobs that really went away this year the vast majority where jobs that were held by women, and that was unusual that had never happened. This year. We're looking at retail hospitality, the care fields. Those were the jobs that went away. And so that in about three months what we lost, we're about 11 million jobs held by women in this economy. On DeSoto. It started what we have when are still enduring to this day is this recession that has hit women so much harder than men? And there has been an enduring peace of this, which is the second part of it is this child care crisis that we are also living in? I want to come back to the childcare crisis in a moment, But a lot of your writing has highlighted the fact that In this first ever she session. It's hitting women of color particularly hard. Can you talk about what that trend has looked like, Yeah, that has been, you know, one of the saddest parts of this entire experience. If we look at unemployment, for example, it's just one measure. But unemployment for women peaked around like 15 15.5%, But for Latinas, it hit 20.2% for black women. It hits 16.5% so much of that goes back to this occupational segregation. We talk about some times where it's what are the fields that these folks are pushed into?.

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08:44 min | 1 year ago

"refrigeration institute" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"December the 28th good to have you with us. After several days of delay and a lot of back and forth, President Trump signed the $900 billion Covert 19 relief package. But the president's delay has caused a lot of confusion about how some of the elements of that relief package will be distributed. Marketplaces Hit Mitchell Hartman is here to help me explain Hi, Mitchell. I can't really get to be here. So Mitchell by signing this on Sunday, the president let a couple of federal pandemic unemployment benefit programs expire briefly. Why is this one day gap such a big deal? Well, John. Most benefits are paid on a weekly basis. And when President Trump signed the relief bill yesterday this week had already begun. So it looks like none of the benefits could be given for the week when the bill actually became law and people were thinking that meant 20 million people would go without the federal jobless benefit extension and the benefit for gig workers and the $300 a week top up. Ernie Tudeski, an economist at Evercore IAS. I told me that could have been nine or $10 billion in lost relief just for this one week. Could have meant $10 billion. So what actually happened? Well, the rumor mill was chilling was turning that is to say, you know, many, maybe some of the states could figure out workarounds. Then this afternoon, the New Jersey Labor Department tweeted that no one in the two federal pandemic programs will lose the week a benefits after all, because of guidance it got from the federal Labor Department and the Federal Labor Department didn't Answer our calls. Michelle Nevermore at the National Employment Law Project, says she's starting to see this today from other states as well. So marketplaces Mitchell Hartman. Thank you, but very quickly before I let you go, Mitchell, Um what does that mean for this week? Well for this week, it looks like people will be able to simply ask for the benefit that they've been getting the technically did expire, And in addition, they should be starting to get the $300 a week benefit that everyone on unemployment is getting. It may take a couple weeks. We know the state systems aren't great at Kidding. These benefits out, especially when they change, but everyone eventually should get back pay that they're entitled to. Thanks Mitchell and buried in that economic relief package is also an effort to address climate change. It's a plan to phase out a type of refrigerant that's in many home and industrial air conditioners. These chemicals are known as H F sees and by some measures they trapped far more heat in the atmosphere than CEO to marketplaces. Scott Tong reports on how this ended up in the big economic package. Whenever a polluting product it's phased out a cleaner one has to be sold by somebody. So now the refrigeration and air conditioning industry smells opportunity. This U. S policy syncs up with a global effort to move away from coolants known as hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. The creates a global market for alternative appliances. Andrew Light is a senior fellow at the World Resource is Institute. Research group, the global market. For refrigeration air conditioning units is going to grow like 4.5 times in the coming decades. That is if countries like China and India joined the phase out. Having it ratified an international agreement on this, and neither has the U. S. The incoming Biden administration wants to change that, as does the trade group, the Air conditioning, heating and refrigeration Institute. Here's the Institute's Samantha Slater, perhaps is the United States makes a move to do that. There are over 100, other countries who have already ratified so we feel perhaps we're a little bit behind and that will spur on some of the other. Major countries as well. This measure hits too sweet spots, the environment and jobs. Oh, Ben Lieberman at the Competitive Enterprise Institute finds it too good to be true, he says. Earth friendly coolants and a C units cost more. Losers in all of this will be home owner's car owners, as well as business owners like restaurants and supermarkets and convenience stores that have a lot of refrigeration equipment. Transition to new cooling units would occur over nearly three decades. I'm Scott Tong for Marketplace. On Wall Street today. Traders seem to like that the relief package was finally getting done. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. Our lives have been flipped upside down this year, and so much has changed that it could be hard to keep up with it all. So for a few minutes, we're going to look back at what the past year has meant for women In this economy. We got ahold of Cherry belly. Cara's Ana. She covers the economy for the 19th news job, Ellie. Welcome to the program. Thank you so much for having me. How are women doing in this economy at the beginning of this year, pre pandemic in the before times Well, if we can pause and think back to the before times, which feel like several eons away from us. Right before this pandemic started in December of 2019 women surpassed men as the majority of the labor force for only the second time in history. The only other time I had happened was during the great recession when so many men lost their jobs, that women actually surpassed them. And so we had reached a point right before all this started where that happened again and that had happened naturally through So much growth that was taking place for women in the labor force where they got to that 50 50.4% just edging out men. And then what happened? Well, then what happened was the start of this country's first female recession. And what that meant was that the jobs that really went away this year the vast majority where jobs that were held by women, and that was unusual that had never happened. But this year we're looking at retail hospitality, the care fields. Those were the jobs that went away. And so that in about three months what we lost, we're about 11 million jobs held by women in this economy. On DeSoto. It started what we have when are still enduring to this day is this recession that has hit women so much harder than men? And there has been an enduring peace of this, which is the second part of it is this child care crisis that we are also living in? I want to come back to the childcare crisis in a moment, But a lot of your writing has highlighted the fact that In this first ever she session. It's hitting women of color particularly hard. Can you talk about what that trend has looked like Yeah, that has been, you know, one of the saddest parts of this entire experience. If we look at unemployment, for example, it's just one measure. But unemployment for women peaked around like 15 15.5%, But for Latinas, it hit 20.2%. For black women. It hits 16.5%. So much of that goes back to this occupational segregation that we talk about, sometimes where it's what are the fields that these folks are pushed into. And ultimately those fields are a lot of caregiving fields nursing health care. I mean, we we wrote a story recently about the first people to get vaccines across the country. We looked at every single state and in the vast majority two thirds you were looking at a woman and in most cases, you were looking at a woman of color. And so that I think spoke eons about these are the people who are most at risk. Can you talk about just this astronomical number of women leaving the workforce? Yeah, I think the Shocking number came to us in September when 865,000 women left the labor force and it was just so clear what had happened, You know school was back and school was back virtually And so you had all of these women who were at home and looking at this new school year they were just making a decision. And it was a difficult decision for a lot of women who said, I'm just going to quit my job. And care for my kids, because there's not there's no safety net for me right now. And so that's what we've seen over and over is women who are making the decision to leave their jobs to leave the Labor force because all of these other safety nets were not there for them. How long do you think it's going to take women to gain back these jobs and the wages that they lost?.

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"refrigeration institute" Discussed on KCRW

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08:27 min | 1 year ago

"refrigeration institute" Discussed on KCRW

"Kimberly Adams. It's Monday, December the 28th good to have you with us. After several days of delay and a lot of back and forth, President Trump signed the $900 billion Covert 19 relief package. But the president's delay has caused a lot of confusion about how some of the elements of that relief package will be distributed. Marketplaces Hit Mitchell Hartman is here to help me explain I'm Mitchell. I can't really get to be here. So Mitchell by signing this on Sunday, the president let a couple of federal pandemic unemployment benefit programs expire briefly. Why is this one day gap such a big deal? Well, John. Most benefits are paid on a weekly basis. And when President Trump signed the relief bill yesterday this week had already begun. So it looks like none of the benefits could be given for the week when the bill actually became law and people were thinking that meant 20 million people would go without the federal jobless benefit extension and the benefit for gig workers and the $300 a week top up. Ernie Tudeski, an economist at Evercore IAS. I told me that could have been nine or $10 billion in lost relief just for this one week. Could have meant $10 billion. So what actually happened? Well, the rumor mill was chilling was turning that is to say, you know, many, maybe some of the states could figure out workarounds. Then this afternoon, the New Jersey Labor Department tweeted that no one in the two federal pandemic programs will lose a week a benefits, after all, because of guidance it got from the federal Labor Department and the Federal Labor Department didn't Answer our calls. Michelle Nevermore at the National Employment Law Project, says she's starting to see this today from other states as well. So marketplaces Mitchell Hartman. Thank you, but very quickly before I let you go, Mitchell, Um what does that mean for this week? Well, for this week, it looks like people will be able to simply ask for the benefit that they've been getting the technically did expire. And in addition, they should be starting to get the $300 a week benefit that everyone on unemployment is getting. It may take a couple weeks. We know the state systems aren't great at getting these benefits out, especially when they change, but everyone eventually should get back pay that they're entitled to. Thanks Mitchell and buried in that economic relief package is also an effort to address climate change. It's a plan to phase out a type of refrigerant that's in many home and industrial air conditioners. These chemicals are known as H F sees and by some measures they trapped far more heat in the atmosphere than CEO to marketplaces. Scott Tong reports on how this ended up in the big economic package. Whenever a polluting product it's phased out a cleaner one has to be sold by somebody. So now the refrigeration and air conditioning industry smells opportunity. This U. S policy syncs up with a global effort to move away from coolants known as hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. The creates a global market for alternative appliances. Andrew Light is a senior fellow at the World Resource is Institute. Research group, The global market for refrigeration air conditioning units is going to grow like 4.5 times in the coming decades. That is if countries like China and India joined the phase out. Having it ratified an international agreement on this, and neither has the U. S. The incoming Biden administration wants to change that, as does the trade group, the Air conditioning, heating and refrigeration Institute. Here's the Institute's Samantha Slater, perhaps is the United States makes a move to do that. There are over 100, other countries who have already ratified so we feel perhaps we're a little bit behind and that will spur on some of the other. Major countries as well. This measure hits too sweet spots, the environment and jobs. Oh, Ben Lieberman at the Competitive Enterprise Institute finds it too good to be true, he says. Earth friendly coolants and a C units cost more. Losers in all of this will be homeowners, car owners as well as business owners, like restaurants and supermarkets and convenience stores that have a lot of refrigeration equipment. Transition to new cooling units would occur over nearly three decades. I'm Scott Tong for Marketplace. On Wall Street today. Traders seem to like that the relief package was finally getting done. We'll have the details when we do the numbers. Our lives have been flipped upside down this year, and so much has changed that it could be hard to keep up with it all. So for a few minutes, we're going to look back at what the past year has meant for women In this economy. We got ahold of Cherry belly. Cara's Ana. She covers the economy for the 19th news job, Ellie. Welcome to the program. Thank you so much for having me. How are women doing in this economy at the beginning of this year, pre pandemic in the before times Well, if we can pause and think back to the before times, which feel like several eons away from us. Right before this pandemic started in December of 2019 women surpassed men as the majority of the labor force for only the second time in history. The only other time I had happened was during the great recession when so many men lost their jobs, that women actually surpassed them. And so we had reached a point right before all this started where that happened again and that had happened naturally through So much growth that was taking place for women in the labor force where they got to that 50 50.4% just edging out men. And then what happened? Well, then what happened was the start of this country's first female recession. And what that meant was that the jobs that really went away this year the vast majority where jobs that were held by women, and that was unusual that had never happened. But this year we're looking at retail hospitality, the care fields. Those were the jobs that went away. And so that in about three months what we lost, we're about 11 million jobs held by women in this economy. On DeSoto. It started what we have when are still enduring to this day is this recession that has hit women so much harder than men? And there has been an enduring peace of this, which is the second part of it is this child care crisis that we are also living in? I want to come back to the childcare crisis in a moment, But a lot of your writing has highlighted the fact that In this first ever she session. It's hitting women of color particularly hard. Can you talk about what that trend has looked like Yeah, that has been, you know, one of the saddest parts of this entire experience. If we look at unemployment, for example, it's just one measure. But unemployment for women peaked around like 15 15.5%, But for Latinas, it hit 20.2%. For black women. It hit 16.5%. So much of that goes back to this occupational segregation that we talk about, sometimes where it's what are the fields that these folks are pushed into. And ultimately those fields are a lot of caregiving fields nursing health care. I mean, we we wrote a story recently about the first people who need to get vaccines across the country. We looked at every single state and in the vast majority two thirds you were looking at a woman and in most cases, you were looking at a woman of color. And so that I think spoke eons about these are the people who are most at risk. Can you talk about just this astronomical number of women leaving the workforce. Yeah, I think the Shocking number came to us in September when 865,000 women left the labor force and it was just so clear what had happened, You know school was back and school was back virtually And so you had all of these women who were at home and looking at this new school year they were just making a decision. And it was a difficult decision for a lot of women who said, I'm just going to quit my job. And care for my kids, because there's not there's no safety net for me right now..

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"News. I'm Ari Shapiro. An explosion ripped through downtown Nashville early this morning, injuring at least three people. The force blew out parts of buildings and shattered windows. People just waking up on Christmas Day could hear the blast miles away. Local and federal investigators say it appears to have been unintentional act. We're joined now by Damon Mitchell of member station W. PLN in Nashville. Hi, Damon High already what else can you tell us about the explosion? We know. Police responded to a shots fired call at about 5:38 A.m. this morning when I got there. Police didn't find a gunman when they arrive, but they did see a parked RV that they called suspicious. Police also heard an audio recording from the Harvey telling people to evacuate. Police called the bomb squad and the RV exploded around 6:30 A.m. as they waited for the Bomb squad team to arrive Then the blast was so strong that it knocked down one officer and actually gave another officer temporary hearing loss. Nashville is known as music City. Of course, thousands of tourists flocked there every year. Can you just describe the area where the explosion happened? That's right. And this'll area isn't the busiest part of downtown, but it is a popular strip that stuff off from the heavy tourist area where all the country music Monkey talks are there are bars, businesses, hotels and historic brick build high rises where people do live. And one thing I'll say is that today is Christmas, the holiday. It's Cold here in Nashville s. Oh, there weren't a whole lot of people out. Interesting and I understand you went to the scene earlier today. What does it look like? Right now There's shattered glass and debris covering the sidewalks and rolls. This insisted, have their windows blown out. You also noticed burned up vehicles. There were small fires when they exposed it. First happened. The crime scene is blocked off. The scene actually consists of several blocks is not just like a Contained area, but there are plenty of onlookers outside kind of standing around and shocking disbelief at the moment. Now the FBI is investigating the case working with local police and other agencies. Have we heard anything more about a possible motive or who may have done this? That's the big question that their wedding to get answers. All right now, we don't know anything about a possible models. We do know that there are focusing, of course on the RV that's kind of the big subject. Right now. A couple questions are where it's from who parked their RV there? How long was it? Their downtown Nashville is an area with a lot of cameras in police are hopeful that they'll be able to use that to their advantage. They'll be reviewing footage and asking residents who live in the area to call in with any tips. Um, and also interviewing witnesses as they come up throughout the day, and, you know, investigators are currently looking for clues. Just to kind of get a better picture on what a timeline is and what the motive was. And just trying to get a better handle on who the suspects could possibly be. That's Damon Mitchell of member station WPL. And in Nashville, where authorities are investigating the explosion that happened early this morning, injuring three people, Damon, Thank you for your reporting, especially on this holiday. Thank you already appreciate it. If President Trump does not agree to sign the latest coronavirus relief bill, it could threaten the most significant climate change legislation in over a decade. The package includes tax credit extensions for wind and solar power and more money for research into cleaner forms of energy. But even more significant, NPR's Jeff Brady reports There's a phase down of heat trapping gasses currently used in refrigerators and air conditioners. These gasses are called hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. They're great in air conditioners and refrigerators, but when they escape into the atmosphere there an incredibly potent greenhouse gas Have more than 1000 times the heat trapping power of carbon dioxide. Under the new deal, 85% of these HF seas would phase out over 15 years. Environmental groups supported the legislation. So did the A C and refrigeration industries. Samantha Slater, with the Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute, says her members see business opportunity in the change. We want to make the new refrigerants here in the United States right and then export them across the world as well. The legislation would fulfill an international agreement to phase out HFCs from the final days of the Obama administration. US still hasn't ratified what was dubbed the Kigali amendment. But much of the rest of the world has that left US companies worried that foreign competitors would dominate their changing industries. With everyone meeting the same phase down requirement, Those companies say they could better compete. Now, if you don't know much about refrigerants in your home, Don't worry, Slater says. You wouldn't need to do anything. No one needs to go out and buy a new air conditioner. The air conditioner they have will work until the end of its useful life. And there will be refrigerant available to use for the contractors that come into your home to service that equipment. Same for your refrigerator. Still for climate change, this would be a big deal. Air conditioning and refrigeration is growing, especially in developing countries. David Doniger with the natural resource is defense counsel says With the existing HFC refrigerants, you would have seen about the equivalent of 70 billion tons of CEO to adage the atmosphere in the form of HFCs between now and 2050. That would have made climate change worse. The question now is whether the U. S. Will pass this legislation and join other countries in reducing the use of HFC refrigerants, Doniger says globally, this phase down will prevent about a half degree Celsius of global warming. Since the goal of the Paris agreement is to limit warming toe under two degrees. This change is significant. Doniger says there's something else that made him optimistic about the bipartisan deal. Environmental groups and affected industries agreed. This legislation is important. It's proof that the climate problem is so real and so serious that The underlying current in industry and in Congress is running towards solutions. Republicans supported this HFC phase down despite a Trump administration that has been hostile to new climate policies. As president elect Biden takes office next month with his ambitious climate plan, those involved in this deal hope it will become a model for future efforts and that it will signal to the rest of the world that the U. S. Will once again get serious about addressing climate change. Jeff Brady NPR news Now to a remote area of Yunan province in southwestern China, where a rare congregation of Catholic Tibetans lives. NPR's Emily Fang spent Christmas with them. It's.

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"Considered from NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro. An explosion ripped through downtown Nashville early this morning, injuring at least three people. Force blew out parts of buildings and shattered windows. People just waking up on Christmas Day could hear the blast miles away. Local and federal investigators say. It appears to have been unintentional act. We're joined now by Damon Mitchell of member station W. PLN in Nashville. Hi, Damon. Irony. What else can you tell us about the explosion? How we know police responded to a shots fired call and about 5:30 A.m. this morning when I got there. Police didn't find a gunman when they arrive, but they did see a parked RV that they called suspicious. Police also heard an audio recording from the RV, telling people to evacuate. Police called the bomb squad and Darby exploded around 6:30 A.m. as they waited for the bomb squad team to arrive. Then the bus was so strong that it knocked down one officer and actually gave another officer temporary hearing loss. Mm. Nashville is known as music City. Of course, thousands of tourists flocked there every year. Can you just describe the area where the explosion happened? That's right, And this area isn't the busiest part of downtown, but it is a popular strip that's ducked off. From the heavy tourist area where all the country music hockey tongues are. There are bars, businesses, hotels and historic brick build high rises where people do live. And one thing I'll say is that today is Christmas, the holiday. It's Cold here in Nashville s. Oh, there weren't a whole lot of people out. Interesting and I understand you went to the scene earlier today. What does it look like? Right now There's shattered glass and debris covering the sidewalks and rolls. Businesses did have their windows blown out. You'll also notice burned up vehicles. There were small fires when they exposed it first happened. The crime scene is blocked off. The scene actually consists of several blocks is not just like a contained area, but there are plenty of onlookers outside kind of standing around and shocking disbelief at the moment. Now the FBI is investigating the case working with local police and other agencies. Have we heard anything more about a possible motive or who may have done this? That's the big question that their wedding to get answers. All right now, we don't know anything about a possible motive. We do know that there are focusing, of course on the RV that's kind of the big subject. Right now. A couple questions are where it's from who parked their RV there? How long was it? Their downtown Nashville is an area with a lot of cameras in police are hopeful that they'll be able to use that to their advantage. They'll be reviewing footage and asking residents who live in the area to call in with any tips. Um, and also interviewing witnesses as they come up throughout the day, and, you know, investigators are currently looking for clues. Just to kind of get a better picture on what a timeline is and what the motive was. And just trying to get a better handle on who the suspects could possibly be. That's Damon Mitchell of member station WPL End in Nashville, where authorities are investigating the explosion that happened early this morning, injuring three people, Damon, Thank you for your reporting, especially on this holiday. Thank you already appreciated. If President Trump does not agree to sign the latest coronavirus relief bill, it could threaten the most significant climate change legislation and over a decade. The package includes tax credit extensions for wind and solar power and more money for research into cleaner forms of energy. Even more significant. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. There's a phase down of heat trapping gasses currently used in refrigerators and air conditioners. These gasses are called hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. They're great in air conditioners and refrigerators, but when they escape into the atmosphere there an incredibly potent greenhouse gas Have more than 1000 times the heat trapping power of carbon dioxide under the new Deal, 85% of these hey, KFC's would phase out over 15 years. Environmental groups supported the legislation. So did the A C and refrigeration industries. Samantha Slater, with the Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute, says her members see business opportunity in the change. We want to make the new refrigerants here in the United States right and then export them across the world as well. The legislation would fulfill an international agreement to phase out HFCs from the final days of the Obama administration. US still hasn't ratified what was dubbed the Kigali amendment. But much of the rest of the world has that left US companies worried that foreign competitors would dominate their changing industries. With everyone meeting the same phase down requirement, Those companies say they could better compete. Now, if you don't know much about refrigerants in your home, don't worry, Slater says. You wouldn't need to do anything. No one needs to go out and buy a new air conditioner. The air conditioner they have will work until the end of its useful life. And there will be refrigerant available to use for for the contractors that come into your home to service that equipment. Same for your refrigerator. Still for climate change, this would be a big deal. Air conditioning and refrigeration is growing, especially in developing countries. David Doniger with the natural resource is defense counsel says With the existing HFC refrigerants, you would have seen about the equivalent of 70 billion tons of CEO to added to the atmosphere in the form of HFCs between now and 2050. That would have made climate change worse. The question now is whether the U. S. Will pass this legislation and join other countries in reducing the use of HFC refrigerants, Doniger says globally, this phase down will prevent about a half degree Celsius of global warming. Since the goal of the Paris agreement is the limit warming toe under two degrees, this change is significant. Doniger says there's something else that made him optimistic about the bipartisan deal. Environmental groups and affected industries agree this legislation is important. It's proof that the climate problem is so real and so serious that The underlying current in industry and in Congress is running towards solutions. Republicans supported this HFC phase down despite a Trump administration that has been hostile to new climate policies. As president elect Biden takes office next month with his ambitious climate plan, those involved in this deal hope it will become a model for future efforts and.

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"People just waking up on Christmas Day could hear the blast miles away. Local and federal investigators say it appears to have been unintentional act. We're joined now by Damon Mitchell of member station W. PLN in Nashville. Hi, Damon High already what else can you tell us about the explosion? We know. Police responded to a shots fired call at about 5:38 A.m. this morning when I got there. Police didn't find a gunman when they arrive, but they did see a parked RV that they called suspicious. Police also heard an audio recording from the Harvey telling people to evacuate. Police called the bomb squad and the RV exploded around 6:30 A.m. as they waited for the Bomb squad team to arrive Then the blast was so strong that it knocked down one officer and actually gave another officer temporary hearing loss. Nashville is known as music City. Of course, thousands of tourists flocked there every year. Can you just describe the area where the explosion happened? That's right, And this area isn't the busiest part of downtown. But it is a popular strip that stuff off from the heavy tourist area where all the country music Funky tongues are there are bars, businesses, hotels and historic brick build high rises where people do live. And one thing I'll say is that today is Christmas, the holiday. It's Cold here in Nashville s. Oh, there weren't a whole lot of people out. Interesting and I understand you went to the scene earlier today. What does it look like? Right now There's shattered glass and debris covering the sidewalks and rolls. This insisted, have their windows blown out. You'll also notice burned up vehicles. There were small fires when they exposed it. First happened. The crime scene is blocked off. The scene actually consists of several blocks is not just like a Contained area, but there are plenty of onlookers outside kind of standing around and sock in disbelief at the moment. Now the FBI is investigating the case working with local police and other agencies. Have we heard anything more about a possible motive or who may have done this? That's the big question that their wedding to get answers. All right now, we don't know anything about a possible motive. We do know that there are focusing, of course on the RV that's kind of the big subject. Right now. A couple questions are where it's from who parked their RV there? How long was it? Their downtown Nashville is an area with a lot of cameras in police are hopeful that they'll be able to use that to their advantage. They'll be reviewing footage and asking residents who live in the area to call in with any tips. Um, and also interviewing witnesses as they come up throughout the day, and, you know, investigators are currently looking for clues. Just to kind of get a better picture on what a timeline is and what the motive was. And just trying to get a better handle on who the suspects could possibly be. That's Damon Mitchell of member station WPL. And in Nashville, where authorities are investigating the explosion that happened early this morning, injuring three people, Damon, Thank you for your reporting, especially on this holiday. Thank you already appreciate it. If President Trump does not agree to sign the latest coronavirus relief bill, it could threaten the most significant climate change legislation and over a decade. The package includes tax credit extensions for wind and solar power and more money for research into cleaner forms of energy. Even more significant. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. There's a phase down of heat trapping gasses currently used in refrigerators and air conditioners. These gasses are called hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. They're great in air conditioners and refrigerators, but when they escape into the atmosphere there an incredibly potent greenhouse gas Have more than 1000 times the heat trapping power of carbon dioxide. Under the new deal, 85% of these HF seas would phase out over 15 years. Environmental groups supported the legislation. So did the A C and refrigeration industries. Samantha Slater with the Air conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute, says her members see business opportunity in the change. We want to make the new refrigerants here in the United States. Right and then export them across the world as well. The legislation would fulfill an international agreement to phase out HFCs from the final days of the Obama administration. The U. S still hasn't ratified what was dubbed the Kigali amendment. But much of the rest of the world has that left US companies worried that foreign competitors would dominate their changing industries. With everyone meeting the same phase down requirement. Those companies say they could better compete now, if you don't know much about refrigerants in your home. Don't worry, Slater says. You wouldn't need to do anything. No one needs to go out and buy a new air conditioner. The air conditioner they have will work until the end of its useful life, and there will be refrigerant available. To use for for the contractors that come into your home to service that equipment. Same for your refrigerator. Still for climate change, this would be a big deal. Air conditioning and refrigeration is growing, especially in developing countries. David Doniger, with the natural resource is defense counsel says with the existing HFC refrigerants, you would have seen about the equivalent of 70 billion tons of Seo to adage the atmosphere in the form of HFCs between now and 2050. That would have made climate change words. The question now is whether the U. S. Will pass this legislation and join other countries in reducing the use of HFC refrigerants, Doniger says globally, this phase down will prevent about a half degree Celsius of global warming. Since the goal of the Paris agreement is to limit warming toe under two degrees. This change is significant. Doniger says there's something else that made him optimistic about the bipartisan deal. Environmental groups and affected industries agreed. This legislation is important. It's proof that the climate problem is so real and so serious that The underlying current in industry and in Congress is running towards solutions. Republicans supported this HFC phase down despite a Trump administration that has been hostile to new climate policies. As president elect Biden takes office next month with his ambitious climate plan, those involved in this deal hope it will become a model for future efforts and that it will signal to the rest of the world that the U. S. Will once again get serious about addressing climate change. Jeff Brady NPR news Now to a remote area of Yunan province in southwestern China, where a rare congregation of Catholic Tibetans lives. NPR's Emily Fang spent Christmas.

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"Windows. People just waking up on Christmas Day could hear the blast miles away. Local and federal investigators say it appears to have been unintentional act. We're joined now by Damon Mitchell of member station WPL in in Nashville. Hi, Damon High already what else can you tell us about the explosion? We know. Police responded to a shots fired car at about 5:38 A.m. this morning when I got there. Police didn't find a gunman when they arrive, but they did see a parked RV that they called suspicious. Police also heard an audio recording from the Harvey telling people to evacuate. Police called the bomb squad and the RV exploded around 6:30 A.m. as they waited for the Bomb squad team to arrive Then the blast was so strong that it knocked down one officer and actually gave another officer temporary hearing loss. Nashville is known as music City. Of course, thousands of tourists flocked there every year. Can you just describe the area where the explosion happened? That's right. And this'll area isn't the busiest part of downtown, but it is a popular strip that's tucked off from the heavy tourist area. Where are the country Music? Funky tongues are there are bars, businesses, hotels and historic brick build high rises where people do live. And one thing I'll say is that today is Christmas, the holiday. It's Cold here in Nashville s. Oh, there weren't a whole lot of people out. Interesting and I understand you went to the scene earlier today. What does it look like? Right now There's shattered glass and debris covering the sidewalks and rolls. Businesses did have their windows blown out. You'll also notice burned up vehicles. There were small fires when they exposed it. First happened. The crime scene is blocked off. The scene actually consists of several blocks is not just like a Contained area, but there are plenty of onlookers outside kind of standing around and sock in disbelief at the moment. Now the FBI is investigating the case working with local police and other agencies. Have we heard anything more about a possible motive or who may have done this? That's the big question that their wedding to get answers. All right now, we don't know anything about a possible models. We do know that there are focusing, of course on the RV that's kind of the big subject. Right now. A couple questions are where it's from who parked their RV there? How long was it? Their downtown Nashville is an area with a lot of cameras in police are hopeful that they'll be able to use that to their advantage. They'll be reviewing footage and asking residents who live in the area to call in with any tips. Um, and also interviewing witnesses as they come up throughout the day. And you know, investigators are currently looking for clues just to kind of get a better picture on what a timeline is and what the motive was. And just trying to get a better handle on who the suspects could possibly be. That's David Damon Mitchell of member station WPL. And in Nashville, where authorities are investigating the explosion that happened early this morning, injuring three people, Damon, Thank you for your reporting, especially on this holiday. Thank you already appreciate it. If President Trump does not agree to sign the latest coronavirus relief bill, it could threaten the most significant climate change legislation and over a decade. The package includes tax credit extensions for wind and solar power and more money for research into cleaner forms of energy. Even more significant. NPR's Jeff Brady reports. There's a phase down of heat trapping gasses currently used in refrigerators and air conditioners. These gasses are called hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs. They're great in air conditioners and refrigerators, but when they escape into the atmosphere there an incredibly potent greenhouse gas I have more than 1000 times the heat trapping power of carbon dioxide. Under the new deal, 85% of these HF seas would phase out over 15 years. Environmental groups supported the legislation. So did the A C and refrigeration industries. Samantha Slater, with the Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute, says her members see business opportunity in the change. We want to make the new refrigerants here in the United States right and then export them across the world as well. The legislation would fulfill an international agreement to phase out HFCs from the final days of the Obama administration. US still hasn't ratified what was dubbed the Kigali amendment. But much of the rest of the world has that left US companies worried that foreign competitors would dominate their changing industries. With everyone meeting the same phase down requirement, Those companies say they could better compete. Now, if you don't know much about refrigerants in your home, don't worry, Slater says. You wouldn't need to do anything. No one needs to go out and buy a new air conditioner. The air conditioner they have will work until the end of its useful life. And there will be refrigerant available to use for for the contractors that come into your home to service that equipment. Same for your refrigerator. Still for climate change, this would be a big deal. Air conditioning and refrigeration is growing, especially in developing countries. David Doniger with the natural resource is defense counsel says With the existing HFC refrigerants, you would have seen about the equivalent of 70 billion tons of CEO to adage the atmosphere in the form of HFCs between now and 2050. That would have made climate change words. The question now is whether the U. S. Will pass this legislation and join other countries in reducing the use of HFC refrigerants, Doniger says globally, this phase down will prevent about a half degree Celsius of global warming. Since the goal of the Paris agreement is the limit warming toe under two degrees, this change is significant. Doniger says there's something else that made him optimistic about the bipartisan deal. Environmental groups and affected industries agreed. This legislation is important. It's proof that the climate problem is so real and so serious that The underlying current in industry and in Congress is running towards solutions. Republicans supported this HFC phase down despite a Trump administration that has been hostile to new climate policies. As president elect Biden takes office next month with his ambitious climate plan, those involved in this deal hope it will become a model for future efforts and that it will signal to the rest of the world that the U. S. Will once again get serious about addressing climate change. Jeff Brady NPR news Now to a remote area of Yunan province in southwestern China, where a rare congregation of Catholic Tibetans lives. NPR's Emily Fang spent Christmas with them..

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07:15 min | 1 year ago

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"Bur. I'm rather young. I'm Peter O'Dowd. This is here and now President Trump is expected to sign the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill today with important provisions like direct payments to many Americans of up to $600. And an additional $300 a week for the unemployed. But there's also legislation unrelated to the pandemic, including what some are calling the most significant congressional action on climate change in a decade. Congress has approved $35 billion to fund clean power tax credits for wind and solar, as well as drawing down the use of hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs chemical used in refrigerators and air conditioning units that a speeding up climate change. Let's find out more about that. Joining us now is Stephen Urick, chief executive of the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute. It's a group that represents the industry. Even welcome to hear now. Thank you, Peter Appreciate being here. I think it's worth noting that this law was supported by industry groups like yours by environmental groups and also by Republican and Democratic senators. Why is that Because it's Ah, great bill that does No, it has great environmental benefits. But the real greatness of it is is It's about economics and jobs and U. S manufacturing, And because of that, it brought everything together into a great package on and it also represents a lot of work. That not only my staff and industry have done but also the Republicans and Democrats in Congress, as well as environmental groups where we all got together. And said. We need to move this forward and we need to do this for the environment and we need to do it for the economy. Well, let's be clear about how bad HFCs are for the environment. There are very powerful greenhouse gas with 1000 times. The heat trapping power as traditional fossil fuel emissions. So as you say, that's why the environmental groups like it. What is the calculation for you on the economic side? Why does it make good economic sense? To draw these chemicals down Well, it makes good economic sense because of well one the environmental benefits as you said, But two it's the U. S technology we've been leading on were the inventors of refrigeration and air conditioning. And we want to continue with that. And these technologies as we recognized back in the eighties, when the refrigerants that were being used were depleting the ozone, the industry step forward worked with environment Mentalists past the Montreal Protocol here. We saw that the refrigerants that we're replacing them. The ozone depleting one's head, environmental impact, And so we said, we need to develop something better. We know that we need people need refrigeration. They need comfort cooling, especially today with vaccines. We need to make sure that those things are transported safely or done. So we need to have these refrigerants. And so as an industry we did the research spent. The money came up with better refrigerants. They provide that refrigeration that comfort cooling and we want to sell those refrigerants. Not only here in the U. S, but be the leader Wolf globally. Okay. So in the next 15 years, the legislation would reduce HFCs to just 15%. Of 2012 levels. But are you saying that you've already created the alternatives to these HFCs? Help me understand that? Because what? Can't you just start selling them? Because in the market it takes a period of time. This equipment has useful life from anywhere from 15 to 20 to 25 years. And so people aren't gonna be able to replace today something they just put in a couple years ago, and we don't want to. That's not economic. It doesn't make sense. And so there needs to be just like we did with the ozone depleting refrigerants, a period of transition where new products are put in either a new construction or replacing old equipment. But you continued to be able to service the equipment that's in. Still, as youthful life in homes and businesses in 20 1697 countries signed the Kigali accords, you know that because you were there that Agreed to phase out HFCs, but the Trump Administration never ratified it. What does it mean now to have the U. S in compliance with that treaty, which is what this law will do? It means that the U. S will be in compliance with the treaty a twist in spirit, whether or not it's ratified by the U. S. Senate. Won it again puts us forward as the leader in this we were the ones The U. S in the U. S industry that pushed forward the Kigali amendment over 10 years to get it done. We are now showing that we are stepping up in implementing it. It has great economic and trade benefits, because if we weren't in compliance, unlike a lot of other treaties or protocols, this one had teeth and if we weren't part of it by 2030. No. U. S products could be sold into countries that had ratified the agreement. And so you know, we needed to be in compliance. We need to do it so that this technology could be there in that we could continue to have the jobs and the manufacturing here in the U. S. Stephen Europe, chief executive of the air conditioning, heating and Refrigeration Institute. Thank you very much. Thank you, Peter. Inauguration day is less than a month away, and this one will be different by necessity because of the pandemic. Of course, there's also the specter of President Trump not conceding. He challenged the election again today and tweets with baseless claims of ballots being thrown out. CNN's Barbara Starr reports growing anxiety in the Pentagon will President Trump Order military action somewhere or draw the military into his campaign to reverse the election results? But there will likely be an inauguration of to abide in January. It will be different, and Julian Zelizer says It's time he's professor of history in public affairs at Princeton. Julian, you know, First your thoughts on what we're hearing about. A president who won't accept the results of an election he lost ever happened before. No, I mean, there were rumors that Richard Nixon in the final days of the Watergate scandal was going to do something dramatic to stay in office, but presidents who have been defeated have left On this would be another new moment for Trump. If this actually came to path well, we're assuming the traditional transfer of power will happen on January 20th, and it will be different. Because of the pandemic, and you argue in a recent opinion piece for CNN. That it's time as I said for change, and it gives the planning committees and opportunity because inaugurations were never written in stone anyway. So tell us more about what you would like to see with change. Obviously, for the Biden inauguration is going to be important because of public health on also, even symbolically, this is a president who has committed to doing things the differently. The DNC this summer offered a model..

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"refrigeration institute" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Degree pledge, it can save an enormous amount of energy. Here's why About half the energy consumed in your home is used for heating and cooling. So my taking the two degree pledge and reducing your home's energy use by two degrees. You could help make a big difference in energy conservation and save money at the same time. One of the simplest measures is to install a programmable thermostat and sent it to a conservative temperature, especially when you're not at home. By making this and other smart choices. You can save even Morrell energy without sacrificing your comfort. The energy savings minute is a public service by this station and the air conditioning, heating and refrigeration Institute. For many people during this pandemic, the holiday season is not as merry and bright as the postcards and songs might portray Seven counties services of Kentucky serves thousands in the community each year through its crisis line. They've seen an uptick and calls for help since the pandemic hit and are anticipating and even greater increase going into the holidays. With us now. On the phone is Geneva Robinson, the director of Crisis and Information Center at seven County Services. Welcome Thanks for being with us. Thank you so much for having me first of all, what is seven County services and whom doesn't serve Sure, Seven County services is the designated community Mental Health center. For the Jefferson and six surrounding counties of bullet. Henry Oldham shall be center and tremble and we provide services to spoke through 26 locations. And over 85 different, unique programs all pertaining to issues with behavioral health. Alcohol and drug addictions and developmental disabilities. Yet the crisis and Information center, which is a program of seven counties that I work with, we actually provide services beyond those seven counties and through a toll free number that we offer folks. We provide services to people who live throughout the entire state of Kentucky. Anyone can reach us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to receive telephone crisis counseling and suicide prevention services. That's good to know that seven county services provides this line for anybody in the state. Yeah, correct. That's correct, and we're also part of the national Suicide prevention Lifeline Network. What people may have heard called Lifeline before Justin in short, which means that we're part of a national network of call centers. So really anyone can call one 2731 802 73 talk ta lk 24 hours a day and be connected to the next open available crisis counselor throughout this network system so that there is help available for folks from anywhere in the United States. Any time,.

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02:35 min | 2 years ago

"refrigeration institute" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"If everyone who cares about the earth takes the two degree pledge it can save an enormous amount of energy there's one about half the energy consumed in your home is used for heating and cooling so by taking the two degree pledge in reducing your home's energy use by two degrees you can help make a big difference in energy conservation and save money at the same time one of the simplest measures is to install a programmable thermostat and set it to a conservative temperature especially when you're not at home but making this another smart choices you can save even more energy without sacrificing your comfort the energy savings minutes is a public service by the station and the air conditioning heating and refrigeration institute Monday is Martin Luther king junior day it also marks twenty five years of the MLK day of service which recognizes Dr king's incredible legacy of service and leadership to gain equality for all Americans MLK day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service with us now on the phone is barber Stewart's CEO of the corporation for national and community service welcome thanks for joining us thanks Dan six eight you're having me on how did the MLK junior holiday become a day of service was it always or did that evolve well we're celebrating the twenty fifth anniversary of MLK day being an official day of service twenty five years ago Congress designated the holiday is a day of service in recognition of Dr king's long legacy of service and leadership so it provides a great opportunity for Americans to engage with their communities hi there specifically on the Martin Luther king day holiday or to make a commitment on the holiday to serve it in a non profit organization for to help a neighbor or volunteer in their community throughout the year how many people participate in a day of service to the kingdom has grown significantly in the last twenty five years we anticipate millions of Americans will participate in formal and informal projects throughout the day or throughout the weekend there are projects in every one of the fifty states and certainly plenty of opportunities in Kentucky for Kentucky residents to participate in organized days of service on the.

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"refrigeration institute" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Hello world without children well we were there last one of my children don't plan one eighteen St Jude children's research we can't imagine a world without children that's why we're working every day to find cures for diseases that strike down diseases like cancer in sickle cell and we won't every child and every disease because we can't can you ninety thank you children's research com any log onto our website St key data like are you having trouble paying back your federal student loans try asking your loan servicer for forbearance forbearance allows you to stop making payments for make smaller payments for a period of time for parents might be granted if you're having financial problems or have high medical bills again check with your loan servicer it's for this month's money for Kentucky students from the Kentucky higher education assistance authority raises your energy savings minute it's been said that everyone has only six degrees of separation from each person on earth that may or may not be true but what is true is that if everyone who cares about the earth takes the two degree pledge it can save an enormous amount of energy there's one about half the energy consumed in your home is used for heating and cooling so by taking the two degree pledge in reducing your home's energy use by two degrees you can help make a big difference in energy conservation and save money at the same time one of the simplest measures is to install a programmable thermostat and set it to a conservative temperature especially when you're not at home but making this another smart choices you can save even more energy without sacrificing your comfort the energy savings minutes is a public service by the station and the air conditioning heating and refrigeration institute I desire to quit smoking is a frequent new year's resolution and quitting smoking can be tough in fact seventy percent of smokers want to quit smoking at fifty percent of smokers will try to quit next year sadly many smokers don't know what to do or where to go for help when they are ready to quit the American lung association wants to make sure they know where to turn for help and also urged the FDA to crackdown on unproven claims from the E. cigarette industry experts are now calling on the FDA to crackdown on false claims that the cigarettes are a quit smoking tool what is now on the phone is doctor David hill director of clinical research at the Waterbury pulmonary socius thanks for joining us what it used to be thought that he cigarettes were good alternative but that is not the case is it no E. cigarettes or tobacco products in really no tobacco product is safe that includes the cigarettes we recognize that quitting smoking is hard but we feel that E..

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03:13 min | 3 years ago

"refrigeration institute" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"Between a green light. Oh and did the red light flash. Don't forget your account. All those, you know, then you go back to the book go that was five yellows one green and two reds hall. That's your code. Uh-huh. Go to what's tells you what it is. That's what I mean by consumer-friendly when you work with people that work with you. That's a beautiful thing. So being able to work with Hayward for over thirty years. So here's something that's important. I met a customer of the day that wants a piece of equipment put in and so and so can put it in for so so dollars. But so and so can offer from the warranty that I can offer them they can offer a one year parts and labor warranty. Well, guess what? I can offer them three years parts and labor warranty. Would you rather do three years parts and labor for the same money that the other guy did it for one year parts and labor, which one do you want? I want to three years there. Hello all year. Just say, hey, I'm having issues with us or this. I need this looked at guess what? Because the phone my friends over at DALE'S gas. They do all of our Hayward service. My friends at universal heating and air. Do all of the heat pumps, so DALE'S gas pumps lights salts automation, ph injectors, universal does their heat pop. And by the way, Hayward's heat pumps are amazing. You know, they did there. You know, we do heat pump determining what a heat pump. Actually, does you know back in the day. They used to use these false numbers. And then we now have to follow under the HR. I the the air conditioning heating and refrigeration institute what they do is. They rate those that's like your air conditioner air conditioning, ten twenty or twenty one seventeen here or a heat pump. Actually is this actual BTU's. What they did was as they actually said. Okay. Chris you said your heat pump is a hundred and forty thousand beats us. It's. Really a hundred and forty thousand beat us. But let's test it. Let's see what it really is under conditions like eighty degree temperature eighty percent, relative humidity, eighty degree water temperature. And it gives you real numbers. You want to know what it is it sixty degrees. Humidity sixty air temperature, sixty degree water temperature. It tells you the efficiency no heat pump manufacturer can just go put their own information. So when you start comparing product for product, look who's performing look who has a coefficient energy rating of x in the warranties that you get offered on those heat pumps our world is so guess what? If you bought a heat pump from so, and so he can offer you one year full Parche labor. I can now offer you three years full parts and labor and five years parts think about that. Is it worth the same money or a few dollars more to get a well, I got two more years parts and labor and I got four. Four years parts. It's a pretty good deal. Isn't it? I would say so. Okay. So it's all in who you do business with. So we're take a break. We got a long distance caller on the phone, and I'm not really sure where in the world. This guy is today. But he's either on the east coast of the left coast one of the two, but we come back. We'll talk.

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